Nagoya Writes

April 25, 2012

April Review

Filed under: Open Reading Minutes — show1miyamura @ 6:44 pm

Nagoya Writes Open Reading Review:

April 2012

It was a clear but cold day. There was a weekend show of Sussler’s

ceramic tea bowls and sculpture. The Critic (2) and Reading turn

out (5) bump along.

The  Critic

The Critic organized by Vash but because of the low turn out

was only used to critic one piece by Albert ‘Psyche . Discussed

the role of women in Greek Myths and how they need more

character then just a passive tool for man.

In the future the Critic will be canceled if there is not work submitted

a week before the event. This means we need work by May 20 th

The Open Reading:

Brett Hack ( USA )

Prose ~ Grocery Store Romance Amalgamation ~

Part of the manager’s job is to out yell the other manager.

Vash Bandy ( USA )

Prose ~The Last Cupcake ~

Every type of chocolate she could ever imagine danced in her nose.

Ernie Schaal ( USA )

prose  ~ The Call ~

Margaret from your office told Nancy from my office and Nancy told

me, apparently our interdepartmental rivals don’t affect the staff.

Shoichi Miyamura ( Japan )

Poem ~” Kumu” by Noriko Ibaraki ~

Being vulnerable is important.

Poem ~ “The Incarnation” by Ritsuko Kawabata ~

Though the soil is poor, the palm trees stand tall like a manly group.

Poem ~ “Thoughts on the Iraq War” also by Ritsuko Kawabata ~

Is it true that the war industry makes up 55% of the US economy?

Poem  ~ “The Left Hand’s Job” by Kiyoko Ogawa ~

When the right hand wants to write with a fountain pen it is your left

hand that unfastens its cap.

Paul Binford ( USA )

Prose ~ I had a Dream ~

Nothing can take the place of lithium for me, but I will surely be dead

by now if I kept on taking it.

Albert Sussler ( USA )

Prose ~ Farewell Grasshopper ~

At the end I was picked up by my fellow teachers and thrown in the

air, first time to get such a close view of the ceiling


Coming up:

May  27th

Open Readings will start at 4:00 P.M.

The Writer’s Critique will be start at 2:00

At held at Mondo Books in Kamimaizu

If you have original work you would like critiqued at the next workshop, contact Vash

by May 20th at :


Site: Mondo Books is a used bookstore and lounge, on the second story

building next to the Bank of Nagoya just two blocks east from Kamimaizu station.

Thanks staff of Mondo for our venue.


Help to spread the word.

Albert Sussler.

quote: I’m torn between what was and what could be.


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